I can't tell you all how much I am loving updating you all about my little flat. The big development of last week was the arrival of my La Redoute table and chairs. I am obsessed. It's completely changed the space and made me rethink lots of different things too. I love it so so much. It's the perfect size and I am thoroughly enjoying being able to work on it and look over into the living space which I find quite calming.
For now I have just added cushions and throws to the chairs that I already owned, but I will look for a specific colour palette in the future. That colour palette is still something I am undecided on. I don't think I want a specific theme, just pops of colour here and there - I have been eyeing up some bits and bobs online which are linked below, but I think I am going to wait it out and have the soft furnishings be some of the final touches I add.
TABLE: c/o LA REDOUTE | CHAIRS: c/o LA REDOUTE
My mirror also arrived which has changed the room again! I got it off eBay, and it's a risk that paid off. I love the size of it, my only complaint is that it isn't quite as distressed and vintage looking as I would really like. But I think it works with the room really well. It's currently leaning against the wall despite there being a nail on the wall ready for it. I am just not strong enough to lift it onto that nail, one of the only frustrating aspects of living alone thus far. I am still on the lookout for a giant mirror to sit behind the sofa. It will be a lot of mirrors in one space, but I am missing having a photo-friendly full-length mirror for work too. I think it's going to be a case of trawling eBay and antique stores to find the right one that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg!
One thing I did once the table arrived was square the room off. I had my La Redoute rug at an angle initially, but I have now moved that into the centre of it's space, with the table perpendicular to it. It's really helping to split the room in two a little. I have also decided that I am going to invest in the Paulo Piva coffee table that I mentioned last time. Every other one I look at just doesn't compare, and now the room is coming together I really feel it will work perfectly. I have been scouring online for one, they aren't the easiest to come by sadly and I don't know enough about it to know if what I am ordering is the real deal! Once again it's going to take some patience before it's mine, and I still feel a little uneasy about spending so much on furniture.
I am also now thinking of getting two chairs instead of a love seat as I had initially planned. Two chairs to sit with their backs to the table, which would be the final step in separating the two spaces. I am currently torn between the Diamond Chair by Harry Bertoia (or replicas of), which will compliment the coffee table perfectly. I love the open wire design as it stops them being too heavy in the room, like the dining chairs I have. Or, going for something a little more plush like these velvet chairs from Made. Two completely different vibes which I won't be able to decide on until the coffee table is mine!
Another new thing is this insane print. It's a drawing a friend did of Tropea, the place we visit in Italy, as it would have looked in 1782. Honestly it's not something I would pick out in a shop, but this has so much sentimental value. It took him 8 years to finish, and he and my Uncle went round every building in the city working out where the windows would have been placed, what features would have changed in the following years etc etc. I want my walls filled with artwork that have stories when people ask about them, and this is definitely one of those. I am planning on just filling the walls with artwork - no specific theme, something a little chaotic and interesting. I also ordered this piece online after seeing it in Copenhagen and falling in love with it. And when people ask me about it, it will remind me of the time I spent in Copenhagen with Linds for Fashion Week.. another piece with a story behind it.
Hope you enjoyed this one guys, sorry it was a little waffly. Will update you all again soon!